Kris Seaman is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Classics. Educated at Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, she was a Regular Member at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece, and she carried out additional archaeological training at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. She has done archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Israel, Italy, and the United States, and she has studied the practice of stone-carving.
Her research deals with Greek art and architecture and its interaction with Rome and the Middle East. She is the author of Rhetoric and Innovation in Hellenistic Art (Cambridge 2020) and the co-editor (with Peter Schultz) of Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece (Cambridge 2017). Currently, she is working on a book project that explores labor, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in the Greek sculpture industry, and she is examining excavated sculpture and tools from a sculptural workshop in the Athenian Agora.
Kris has received several fellowships and grants, including funding from the Fulbright Foundation, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY), and the von Bothmer Publication Fund of the Archaeological Institute of America.